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Marcus Stroman

22-year-old right-hander Marcus Stroman was born in Valencia, Venezuela. The Toronto Blue Jays first-round pick, 22nd overall, signed for $1.8 million. He took to the mound for the first time as a professional baseball player Thursday, July 12, 2012 with the Vancouver Canadians.

Last season with Canadians, Stroman had a 3.18 earned run average in seven appearances, all out of the bullpen. He gave gave up four earned runs in 11 and one third innings, but they came in his first inning and one third. Over his final 10 innings, he allowed just three hits, while striking out 13 and walking a mere one.

After he was promoted to the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats a drug test he took while with Vancouver revealed the stimulant methylhexaneamine. He was suspended 50 games and can return to the Fisher Cats May 17.
 
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Wed, Apr 3rd - 4:35AM

Roberto Osuna

Blue Jays prospect Roberto Osuna helped Vancouver's championship run last season starting 5 games. Now 18-years-old, he'll start this season pitching for the Jays class A affiliate the Lansing Lugnuts.

Osuna was born in Juan Jose Rios, Mexico. On Aug. 3, 2011, the Toronto Blue Jays signed the 16-year-old right-hander for $1.5 million as a non-drafted free agent.

Osuna has a fastball in the mid-90s and MLB.com ranks him No. 2 among Blue Jays prospects entering the 2013 season.
 
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